Ponderingcorporis @Ponderingcorpo@RedPenKaitlyn Also, would you ever take up a fantasy series if the first book was self-published, but there are 3-4 more left in the series?
Amy Nordhues @Amy_Nordhues@RedPenKaitlyn If an agent requested a proposal after meeting via zoom at a conference and they say they are busy but will get to it and say I can follow up as often as I’d like...how long do I wait before first check in?
David Neuner @david_neuner@RedPenKaitlyn Thank you do much for taking the time to do an ask agent session.
Could you share your thoughts on New Adult fiction and where you feel stories about the college experience should be marketed?
Jordan Safranski ✍🏼 Freelance Writer @JordanSafranski@RedPenKaitlyn Hi Kaitlyn! Something I always wonder is if having a strong social media following is something you take into consideration when you’re determining whether or not to represent a writer. Thanks! ☺️
Charles Petrie @october_fish@RedPenKaitlyn @JazdzewskiTara What's the thinking on an opening line that begins with a cuss word?
how important are beginnings to any length of story?
If it makes sense to the story/character, I don't have a problem with it. Depends on the agent, I'd assume.
Beginnings are the most edited spots! That being said, if the voice/situation/action isn't engaging or doesn't make sense to overall plot? You might get a pass. #askagent
Savannah Cash @cavalierbasil@RedPenKaitlyn If you have a series, and you've already written several of the books already, and you've fully plotted out the rest, should you mention this in any way in a query?
coffeehousescribbler 🇨🇦🇮🇪 @coffeehousescr1@RedPenKaitlyn Specific genres you prefer?
Jessie Knutson @JesKnutson@RedPenKaitlyn @dmniccoli They don’t age in the story. The story centers on family so I have multiple POVs with mature voices, but the agent wouldn’t see that in the opening pages.
defy every cynical narrative 🏳️🌈 @tehartley@RedPenKaitlyn @JesKnutson @dmniccoli Similar question: is there a good rule on whether people should query YA or adult agents for books that are crossover or fall into the "new adult" 18-22 age bracket?
Christopher Mowder @cmowder@RedPenKaitlyn Thanks for offering advice!
What's the upper end word count for debut adult fantasy? I've seen differing opinions online, from 110k to 125k words. I'm editing now and don't want to get axed from consideration just for being too long.
C. A. Crisóstomo🇧🇷🏳️🌈☂️ @CACrisostomo5@RedPenKaitlyn Hello Kaitlyn!
If I've made major edits on a submission that has been sent and close to the agent's ''deadline'' for an answer, should I email them and ask if they would like to review the new material or should I wait for the time to be due?
Thank you very much! #askagent
Jessica Corra @jessicacorra@RedPenKaitlyn How do I get an agency internship or assistantship? Are there things I should be looking to add to my CV? #askagent
A Pearce @A_Pearce_author@RedPenKaitlyn Hi! Is it sometimes ok to go a bit over the 1-2 page synopsis length most agents ask for? I write fantasy and find it super hard to sum up 100k+ words and world building in 2 pages 😬 thanks!!
Corinne Morier (she/her) @cmauthor@RedPenKaitlyn @editorrascon Anything in YA you're loving lately/wanting to see in your inbox?
Miki Hua ✨ @mikihuawrites@RedPenKaitlyn Thanks for doing this! Do you recommend putting Twitter handles in the signature of emailed queries? Does the size of an author's online platform(s) effect an agent's decision on the project?
coffeehousescribbler 🇨🇦🇮🇪 @coffeehousescr1@RedPenKaitlyn What one thing do prospective clients do routinely that turn Agents away from them?? #askanagent
Jessie Knutson @JesKnutson@RedPenKaitlyn @dmniccoli Yes please!
I have an adult sci-fi with a young protagonist (16), and I’m afraid, while querying, agents will think I’m trying to pass a YA off as adult. Is this a legit concern? If so, is there a way to make it clear I wrote it to be adult?
🏔Mandy #amquerying 🌲🍁🍂🍃🌸🦅 @DMandzz@RedPenKaitlyn Would an agent want to know (like in a query) if you plan to or have had sensitivity reads? Saving up takes a long time lol.
Lily Mehallick @LilyMehallick@RedPenKaitlyn If you have a full ms out to editors, how long should you wait to nudge if they don’t say their response time?
Stephanie Moulton @stephamoulton@RedPenKaitlyn Ooh, thanks for doing this!
What is your best tip (or two) for writing a really good query letter?